“The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.” ~Maya Angelou
Awhile back, my mother sent me this photo via Spacebook:
Thaaaat’s right. Somebody took a Chick-fil-A chicken patty and put it on a Red Lobster Garlic-Cheese Biscuit. Mama knows I’m trying to eat right, and there ain’t nothin’ about this that’s right. For a good 23.498 seconds, I hated her stinkin’ guts. Then, I remembered what she had taught me, “Honor your mother and your father that your days may be long upon the earth.” Not wanting to get struck down my lightning, I repented of my attitude and set out on a course to recreate this little beauty in a way that was more figure-friendly.
Here she is:
Good but bad for you (above). Good AND good for you (below).
Here’s how it all went down.
I love, love, love these Cheesy-Cheese Garlic Biscuits from Satisfying Eats. If these don’t taste just like Red Lobster’s Garlic-Cheese Biscuits, I don’t know what does. They are the best biscuit I’ve had while on THM. On the side of a satisfying “S” meal, they are spectacular. In terms of this recipe, though, they fell a little flat…literally. When they bake, they spread and become like little disks: good for sopping up Cheeseburger Pie juice, bad for holding a friend chicken patty.
Enter the muffin tin. I tweaked the recipe by baking the individual portions in muffin tins rather than on a baking sheet, producing a taller biscuit. One that was more easily split horizontally for chicken patty insertion.
And now for the chicken: did you know they sell thin-cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts at the store now? I didn’t use them because I have an angst-filled teenager and an iron skillet, but they do…sell them, I mean. I just lined up some regular chicken breasts on the counter between two pieces of waxed paper, gave the teenager the iron skillet, and let her whack them until they were flat.
Never underestimate the harnessed power of teen angst in the kitchen, people.
If you’re lacking said angsty teen, the thin-cut ones will work just fine. Once they were pounded, I took a biscuit cutter that was similar in size to the biscuit-muffins and traced around it with a sharp knife. I got two chicken circles per breast. Dip the chicken circles in egg wash, a trip through the breading, fry, insert into split, buttered biscuit, and you’re ready to eat!
Beyond unbelievable. Printable below. Y’all eat!
Cheesy-Garlic Chicken Biscuits
recipe compiled by http://www.adventuresinwomanland.com
Biscuits (modified from Cheesy-Cheese Garlic Biscuits from www.satisfyingeats.com)
Instead of baking on a baking sheet, drop into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat OR 6 thin-cut boneless, skinless breasts
2 egg whites
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup EITHER coconut flour, almond flour, or crushed pork rinds (taster’s choice)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
coconut oil (for frying)
1. In a large skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat.
2. In one flat dish, break two whole eggs and beat slightly.
3. In another flat dish, mix flour/rinds, two egg whites, and Parmesan. This should be a little clumpy. Embrace the clump.
4. Flatten breasts (or use thin-cut) then, using a biscuit cutter or glass as a pattern, cut two circles out of each breast.
5. Dip chicken circles in egg wash, then press into flour/rind mixture to coat well.
6. Fry in batches in hot coconut oil, just until golden. DO NOT overfry. You can finish these in the (already hot because you just baked biscuits) oven until done in the middle.
7. Split biscuits down the middle horizontally. Insert one chicken patty into each biscuit. Enjoy!